Sensory play is not only a fun activity for preschool children but is also a great learning opportunity. This festive tray will help children to learn about Christmas, develop language and develop their fine motor skills.
A variety of items with different colours, textures and smells can be placed in a plastic tray.
Pine cones are fun to play with and can be decorated with pom poms and ribbons for a fun way to practise fine motor skills.
A sensory tube can also be filled with Christmas items including glitter, pom poms and ribbon. This is a good way to introduce younger children or babies to sensory play.
Some bowls, scoops and tweezers can be added for scooping the items.
Additional Christmas activity ideas:
- The tweezers and scoops can be used to sort sensory tray items into bowls according to their colours.
- Children can create prints using pine cones rolled in paint and pom poms held with tweezers and dipped in paint.
- A festive small world can be created by adding a some small toys or dolls.
Will you be making Christmas sensory trays? What will you be adding?
For more fun Christmas activity ideas visit our Christmas page.